Girl on the Train:
So I read this book on the plane over to Italy and then finished it my second night in Rome. It was a quick read and to be completely honest I do not think it lives up to any of the gold standards it has been given. Yes, you do want the main character to change her ways, and as a reader you are hopeful, but I think the drinking may have covered up her lack of direction/ lead on the investigation maybe too much. Reviews said it was similar to Gone Girl, but after the various hints that her husband could be crazy there was no plot twist, he was just crazy and that was that. I expected something more after 300 something pages.
Found this book in a hostel. Definitely a trashy novel, full of gossip and dark secrets but it filled with vibrant details and Nora Roberts writes with passion.
The book speaks to how there is never a right way, and how we our deepest secrets often are the creation of the pivotal moments in our lives that shape us. At points I hated what was happening, but as the story unfolds it you are left wondering what is right and would you rather leave a legacy, the truth, or both? How far should you go to reveal the truth if it will dismantle the life some have created for themselves?